Monthly Archives: April 2006

The Hunt for a New Laptop

I’ve been on the hunt for a new laptop for a while now. The other night I finally placed the order. I had a couple things that I was looking for that really seemed to narrow my search. In this entry I’ll go over the criteria I had and some of the information I found along the way. Continue reading

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Dell De-Crapifier Follow-up

I must say, that I had no idea that this little script would generate so much interest! The last few days have been quite busy for the website. I’ve been reading over all of the comments, and I just wanted to respond to some of them. I also would like to elaborate a little further with some specific ways people can help contribute to the script if they would like. Continue reading

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Introducing the Dell De-Crapifier…

It’s a sad state of affairs when you buy a new computer these days and it comes pre-loaded with a ton of garbage software that brings your new machine to a crawl. If anyone’s bought a Dell PC in the last few years, you probably know what I’m talking about. Just recently I was helping a friend set up his brand new Inspiron 1300 and it took FOREVER for it to boot up. It’s a very dissatifiying experience to pull a brand new computer out of the box and be spammed with a bunch of trial software. After removing all of the crap, (wich took a significant amount of time) it booted much faster and performed like it should. I kept thinking it would be nice to have an automated way to remove all this stuff. Thus was born the Dell De-Crapifier script. Continue reading

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